Iran: Agri exports from Kordestan Province increase by 29%

The export of agricultural products from Kordestan Province - in western Iran - has increased by 29 percent in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-November 20), year-on-year.

According to Shahriar Hanifi, the trade promotion director of the province’s Agriculture Department, 706,000 tons of agricultural products valued at $258 million have been exported from the province in this eight-month period.

The value of Iran’s agricultural products export has risen 13 percent during the first eight months of the present year, compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to an official with the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

Mehrdad Jamal Orounaqi, the IRICA deputy head for technical and customs affairs, put the value of exported products at $3.842 billion in the eight-month period of the present year. Pistachios, tomatoes, watermelons, tomato paste, pistachio kernels, and apples were the main export items in the mentioned period, noting that the total weight of these items was 1,518,000 tons worth $1.312 billion.


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